Kids Stop is an interactive centre designed for children aged 18 months to 8 years old by exposing them to science in their formative years. This was our first time visiting this place which is located next to the science centre. It is well worth going if you are also visiting the science centre. There are two types of admission fees: Singapore/PR or Foreign. I do think their fees are quite ridiculous especially if you are foreigner. The whole place is well designed with hands-on activities and programmes but the whole place is quite small and confined with not much seating areas for adults and there are two different opening times.
We arrived very early and managed to get our tickets very quickly. We didn’t realise that there are two different time slots: 9.30-1.30pm and 2-6pm. So if you arrived partway through the morning slot, you would still have to leave at 1.30pm and not able to come back again. My advice is to plan to go early to make the most of your money.
Anyway, the staff then checked the children’s hands and mouths and gave them each a sanitizer spray to clean their hands before going in.
The place is very well designed with 17 zones and feature areas, each with a different theme that takes children through a discovery of both the natural and man-made world. It is divided into two areas: one main hall and a series of smaller rooms tucked at the back which formed the perimeter of the Omni-Theatre.
My children quickly scanned through the place in different directions and soon I lost my son in the Big Dream Climber which is also an access to the secret music room. There were a lot of hands-on activities for them to do. Children get to operate a mini crane and experience a construction site. Younger children would be able to pick their own groceries from the shelves at the supermarket and play checkout. Love aeroplanes? Then why not try being the captain and fly your own plane.
Watch my video to check it out: https://youtu.be/6Z7P2eXiQh0
They both did had fun playing the interactive games and they were able to participate in role play. As mentioned, Kids Stop is suitable for aged 18 months to 8 years old so both my children did feel that they were too old for the place. They knew most of the facts but they did still enjoy checking them out.
As for adults, the lack of seating meant I resorted to sitting on the floor. Also they don’t allow food and drink at the place so we ended up leaving early as the children were quite hungry. I do think it will be well worth it if you are also heading towards the science centre to make a fully educational and fun day for your children.
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